Google Poly Is Shutting Down

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Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

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Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome

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Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

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Google Ends Support Of ‘Tilt Brush,’ Software Now Open Source

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Google this week announced that it will be ending its support for its genre-defining VR painting app, Tilt Brush by Google , marking the end of a historic era for the immersive art & design scene. News GitHub Google Open-Source Tilt Brush Tilt Brush VR Art VR Painting

Save Your Google Poly Projects Before They Expire With Poly To Sketchfab Tool

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In less than four months Google will be permanently shutting down its 3D model sharing platform Google Poly , marking the end of an era for the VR community. According to Sketchfab, the team worked directly with Google to develop a pain-free solution for its users.

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Google & Red Bull Launch AR-Enhanced On-Demand Video Experience

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Those watching on a Chromecast with Google TV or an Android TV OS device can immerse themselves even further in the thought-provoking documentary with a captivating AR experience powered via your smartphone. Computer vision and AR technology bring Mount Kilimanjaro to life in your living room.

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Google’s The Mandalorian AR Experience Lets You Kick It With Virtual Mando

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” Earlier today, Google and Lucasfilm launched a brand new AR experience that “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin and the Child.” Image Credit: Google/Lucasfilm.

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Google I/O 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

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Fears over a potential outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Google to postpone its annual I/O developer conference, normally held in May at the Shoreline Amphitheater just across the street from Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”.

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‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

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Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

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RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform

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RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019). Sad news out of New York this morning as Google confirms it has discontinued the production of its Daydream View VR headset and will not be providing VR support for its upcoming Pixel 4, effectively killing the Daydream platform in the process. Image Credit: Google Inc. “We We are no longer certifying new devices,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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Google Ends Cardboard VR Sales

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Google has removed all listings for Cardboard VR headsets, the last bastion of its early VR efforts, from the Google Store. ” Both Google Cardboard and Daydream View were early efforts from Google to break into the smartphone VR space.

Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens

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Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. So much so that that the company has officially changed its title of Google VR to Google AR & VR. Image Credit: VRScout / Google AR & VR.

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Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

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Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. “Over the last while, it became clear that aligning with Google would significantly advance our shared vision,” North said in a news brief.

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Google Rolls Out New AR Features For Its Lens App

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While VR technology may have been absent at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Google did reveal several AR and machine learning-based updates coming soon to Google Lens. For example, by activating Google Lens and aiming the camera at a written foreign language (Lens can detect 100 different dialects), the app will instantly detect the language presented and layer a translation directly on top of the original. Image Credit: Google.

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Google Maps Expands Live View AR Navigation Capabilities to Airports & Shopping Malls

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The AR walking navigation feature in Google Maps, which is arguably one of the most useful mobile augmented reality to available to consumers, is about to get even more indispensable for travelers.

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Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

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Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR.

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Google Makes ‘Tilt Brush’ Open Source as Active Development Comes to a Halt

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Google announced it has stopped active development on Tilt Brush (2016), the company’s VR paint app. At Google I/O earlier that year, Daydream headsets were nowhere to be seen , revealing the company’s rapidly decreasing enthusiasm for the medium.

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Google I/O 2021 Kicks Off Virtually on May 18

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Following Apple’s WWDC announcement and Microsoft’s Build reveal, Google has announced a date for its own developers conference, Google I/O 2021, which will kick off virtually on May 18.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Developer Purchase

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, the company’s most recent smartglasses (or rather smart glass ), was only available to partner companies when it launched in May 2019. Now Google is allowing its third-party hardware vendors to sell the headset direct to developers.

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Google Adds New AR Galleries & Audio Guided Tour to Arts & Culture App

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And that's what you get with the Google Arts & Culture app, which adds three new Pocket Galleries with world-famous masterpieces, one of which emulates guided tours in real-world museums.

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Google Maps AR Navigation Rolls Out On iOS & Android Devices

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Live View, a new navigation feature that adds AR overlays to the Google Maps experience, has officially begun rolling out on iOS and a wider variety of Android devices. Originally announced over a year ago during the 2018 Google I/O conference, Live View launched as a closed beta in February before becoming available on Google Pixel phones at Google I/O 2019 this past May. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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Google Reveals Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR Headset

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Earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to its Google Glass hardware line-up with Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. To help protect all the delicate technology stuffed into the sleek device, Google teamed up with Smith Optics to create a set of Glass-compatible safety frames capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of working environments such as manufacturing floors and maintenance facilities. Image Credit: Google.

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Google Teases New AR Features For Its Search & Lens Apps

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Google focuses on practical AR functionality at its annual developer conference. Google’s annual I/O Developer Conference kicked off earlier this morning at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA with a two-hour keynote highlighting a wide range of updates to their lineup of proprietary mobile software. Google Search AR functionality in action // Image Credit: Google. Automatically calculating tips via Google Lens // Image Credit: Google.

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Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Program

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Sorry Google Jump users, but Google has made the decision to shut down their cloud-based video stitching service on June 28 th citing a decline in Jump Assembler users. If you happen to be a current Jump user, you have until June 26 th to upload your footage and squeeze out every last drop of Google’s stitching services before they suspend services at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Image Credit: Google AR & VR. Google thinks so too.

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Google Nest Mini vs. Google Home Mini

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The Google Nest Mini 2nd gen and Google Home Mini may look alike, but they're two totally different speakers. Smart Home Google Home Google Home device comparison Google Home Mini Home vs. Home Mini

Design Your Own VR Tour With Google’s ‘Tour Creator’

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Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified, web-based VR development to students and teachers. It’s officially day two of Google’s annual I/O Developer Conference here in beautiful Mountain View, California and Google AR & VR has once again started off the day with some big news. You can then search across Google Street View for your desired locations, or upload your own 360-degree photos for a one-of-a-kind tour.

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Google Poly Editor Gives Brands More Control Over Their Immersive Ads

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Google introduces customizable backgrounds, new animation settings, and realistic reflections. Originally announced earlier this summer alongside the reveal of Swirl, Google’s new mobile web-based immersive display format, the company this week confirmed the launch of its new 3D editor for the Google Poly 3D platform that offers brands a host of new options and abilities for customizing their web-based immersive advertisements. Google Poly editor in-action.

Google Pixel Phones Get AR Maps First

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Google is starting to roll out its augmented reality mapping features to its Pixel phones. We’ll be curious to see how broadly and quickly Google is able to support the new feature. Google’s new AR maps build on these other technologies and, in a technical blog post from February, the company explained how its “Visual Positioning Service” works to enable more accurate mapping in AR. AR Google Daydream VR Industry News google

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YouTube, Gmail, and Everything Else Google, Is Down Right Now

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YouTube, Gmail, and just about every conceivable Google-based service, from Google Docs to Google Play Movies to Google Calendar, is down right now across several parts of the globe, including the U.S., It’s not just you.

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The AR Location Wars, Part I: Google

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That could be wayfinding with Google Live View , or visual search with Google Lens. As you can tell from the above examples, Google will have a key stake in this “Internet of Places.” Part I: Google . Where does Google fit in all of this?

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Google Unveils ARCore Depth API to Make AR More Natural & Interactive

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Shahram Izadi, Director of Research and Engineering at Google, says in a blog post the new Depth API now enables occlusion for mobile AR applications, and also the chance of creating more realistic physics and surface interactions.

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Google Brings Web-based AR to Chrome in Latest Beta

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Last week Google released a beta of Chrome 81 for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows, which means a stable version is just around the corner. Google first included WebVR, the VR-focused predecessor to the WebXR API, in Chrome 66 back in April 2018. Image courtesy Google.

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What to expect from Google I/O 2021

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Google I/O is back as a virtual event and free to everyone who wants to attend. Android Cars Computing Features Gaming Health & Fitness Home Theater Mobile Smart Home Wearables Google Google I/O Google I/O 2021 IO

Google Arts & Culture Drops AR Synth Exhibit That You Can Play

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The latest AR exhibit from Google Arts & Culture not only lets you virtually touch the displays but also make your own audio art. Museum curators typically frowned upon visitors touching paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, but not when those exhibits are displayed in augmented reality.

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Google Open Sources Tilt Brush

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Google open sourced its groundbreaking art app Tilt Brush, representing the latest move by the tech giant to cease development of its first efforts in virtual reality. Today is my last day at Google. (!!!).

You Can See to the Other Side of the World with Google's Latest Web-Based AR Experiment

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On its Experiments with Google hub, Google has aggregated a collection of AR experiences built on the WebXR standard that show off the outer reaches of what is possible for web-based AR development.

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Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

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Radar made a brief cameo via Project Soli in Google Pixel 4.

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How to turn off Google Assistant

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Uncomfortable with Google Assistant? Android How-To Mobile Smart Home Google Assistant google assistant guide Google smart home Tier 4Tired of it popping up uninvited? Our simple guide will show you how to limit it or turn it off altogether on any device.